Period 1 Module 1Life in the Future • Introduction • Reading and Vocabulary
Introduction: Word Study glass aluminium wood brick rubber steel concrete mud plastic
Introduction – Activity 2 on Page 1 • First say things you know about the building material in the word box in Activity 2. • Then choose one of the words in the box to complete the sentences in Activity 2. Answers: • Aluminium • Steel • rubber, wood • Plastic 5. Bricks 6. Concrete 7. Mud 8. Stone 9. Glass
Introduction - Activity 3 on Page 1 • Work in pairs. Discuss what materials your school is made of / from. • Then guess what materials the building in the photo is made of / from.
Reading – Pre-reading • A picture drawn by a child, trying to bring out the imaginary house in the future. • What is the house of the future in your mind like?
Prediction Title: The City of the Future What topics do you think will be mentioned in a passage with the title above? (open) • shopping • environment • traffic • weather • entertainment • alternative energy • crime • schools • public services What other topics do you think will be mentioned?
Fast-reading • Read the passage for the first time. Check whether your answer in Activity 1 is right. • shopping • environment • traffic • weather • entertainment • alternative energy • crime • schools • public services
Word-guessing Guess the meaning of the following words in the context. clinic disability mall run out online outdoors recreation net solar surgery urban net
Activity 3 on Page 3 Do Activity 3 on your own. Then check the answers with your partner. Answers: • disability • outdoors • solar • recreation • net • online 7. clinic 8. urban 9. mall 10. run out 11. surgery
Learning to use the words Complete the sentences with the words just learnt. • It’s bad manners to laugh at people with ________. • You should not work all the time. You need some ______ besides work. • It seems that more young people are interested in ______ life rather than the life in the country. • Using _____ energy is one of the ways to protect the environment. disabilities recreation urban solar
Careful Reading – Activity 6 on Page 4 Work in pairs. Ask and answer the questions about the passage. Answers: • They’ve thought how to run a city in 2025. • To the sun. • Criminals. • Within a city’s limits. • Online. • Their telephone number. • Recreation. • They’ll be powered by electricity. • Surgery. • Anywhere in the world.
Organization Try to find out the main idea of each part. What will the city of the future look like? How will the students run a city in the future?
Matching – Activity 4 on Page 3 Work in pairs. Try to match the words and phrases in the two boxes. Answers： arrest criminals carry out operation load huge spaceship recycle material rely on alternative energy waste natural resource
Activity 5 on Page 3 Find the words or phrases in the text which mean these things. Answers: • a risky business • outpatient • get rid of • senior citizens • free of charge • landfill
Words and phrases: Work in pairs. Try to find out the useful phrases in the text. • for sure • make prediction] • risky business • run out • recycle materials • rely on • alternative energy • in the year 2025 • get rid of • load…with • within…limits • place orders • at birth • all forms of • free of charge • at the flick of a switch • carry out • attach …to…
Post reading • Which prediction in the text … • is the strangest? • is the most useful? • will come true first? • will come true last? • How will you run the city in the future if you have the chance to do so?
HW Try to retell the passage with the help of the key phrases noted down by you.
Period 2 Module 1Life in the Future • Listening and Speaking • Pronunciation • Everyday English
Speaking Q: If you try to describe your home to your partner, what things will you talk about? • Now try to describe your home, talking about the following things: • size and number of rooms • furniture • technology
Pre-listening • What can you guess about the listening passage from the sentences in Activity 2 on Page?
First Listening – Activity 2 on Page 5 Listen to an architect talking about the home of the future and then complete the sentences in Activity 2 on Page 5. Answers: • A • B • C • B • A • A • C • c
Activity 4 on Page 6 Try to recall what the architect says about the following: • What could happen to the dining room and the living room? • How will people switch on the lights? • What will the toilet be able to do? • What will the dishwasher be able to do? They will disappear. The computer will do it. It will move higher or lower depending on who uses it. It will wash the dishes without water.
Second Listening Fill in the missing parts according to what you hear. I: Good afternoon everybody and ____the programme this afternoon is an expert on American ___________________, Mr Simon Oppenheim who’s going to talk to us about the house in the future. So where _______________in twenty years’ time? G: Twenty years _____ a long time. We ________ underground or in space. We _____________in houses and flats as we do today. I: What will the houses look like? on domestic architecture shall we be living isn’t won’t be living will be living
much the same as G: I think they’ll look __________________they do today, at least from the outside. But hey will be different inside. I: ______________? G: ____________, they’ll be more flexible. That means we ________________ move the walls to create bigger or smaller rooms when we want to. So the dining room and living room as we know them would disappear. I: And the kitchen? G: The kitchen _____________the most important room in the house! We_________________, and we’ll probably be using the kitchen more as a family room. And bathrooms will be bigger. In what way For a start will be able to will become will still be cooking
will be spending I: So we ___________________more time in the bath. G: Just as other people have done in the past, like in the days of the ancient Romans, when the bath had an important social function… I: What about furniture? G: Well, a lot of furniture will be the same- we ____________________ in chairs and using cupboards to keep things in, but the technology will be different. I think a single computer will ______ most of the functions in the house, and it will have a voice recognition system. will still be sitting control
I: So we’ll just have to say Switch on the Light and the light comes on? G: Yes, that’s right. And the technology will be smarter. I: Smarter? G: Yes. For example, if we ____________something, like there’s _________milk left in the fridge, the computer will tell us. Maybe a shopping list would appear on a screen on the fridge. And the toilet will move higher or lower, _____________who uses it – a child or an adult. run out of no more depending on
environment friendly I: Will the houses of the future be ______________________? G: Yes, ____________. We’ll be using machines which use less energy. An example could be a dishwasher which doesn’t need water. I think everyone ___________________to take care of the environment. I: Does that mean you’re ________________the future? G: Oh yes, very definitely. definitely will be trying hard optimistic about
Task • Work in groups. Imagine your house of the future. One draws the picture of the future house while others trying to describe it. • Then present it to all.
Pronunciation – Activity 1 on Page 7 • Underline the stressed words in the passage. Twenty years isn’t a long time. We won’t be living underground or in space. We’ll be living in houses and flats just as we do today. Then listen and check your answer.
Pronunciation – Activity 2 on Page 7 Try to predict what the passage says according to the stressed words below. • kitchen - most important – house • We – still – cooking, probably – using – • kitchen more – family – room. • bathrooms - bigger
Pronunciation - Listen Now listen and check whether your prediction is right or not. Then read the passage, paying attention to the stressed parts. The kitchen will become the most important room in the house! We’ll still be cooking, and we’ll probably be using the kitchen more as a family room. And bathrooms will be bigger.
Everyday English Answers: • b • a • b • b • a
HW Try to use the information in Activity 2 in Listening and Speaking on Page 5 to tell what the home of the future will be like.
Period 3 Module 1Life in the Future • Function • Grammar
Function Study: What will the city of the future look like? No one knows for sure, and making predictions is a risky business. But one thing is certain –they are going to get bigger before they get smaller. Q: Which sentence talks about 1. a certain future? 2. a prediction? The second one. The first one.
Function - Q: 在英语中，用来表达将要发生的动作或事情有些什么表达方式？ Study: They will come back next week. The project will be completed in a month. Conclusion: “Will＋动词原形”表示在将来某个时间要发生的动作或存在的状态，常与表示将来的时间状语连用。有时也可用来表示揣测。如：The predictions will come true if technology continues to develop.
Study: Look! It’s going to rain. They are going to stay for two days. What are you going to do when you leave school? Conclusion: “be going to +动词原形”表示打算在最近或将来要做的事；或表示根据已有的迹象推测很可能要发生的事情。
Study: When does the summer vacation begin? My train leaves at ten o’clock. The department store opens at nine tomorrow morning. Conclusion: 一般现在时可以表示按计划或时刻要发生的事；只限于某些瞬间动词，如arrive, begin, come, finish, get, go, leave, meet, return, sail, spend, start等。
Function – Activity 2 on Page 4 Match the sentences with the meanings. Answers: • 3 • 4 • 2 • 1 • 6 • 5
Function - Activity 3 on Page 5 Work in pairs and try to underline the most appropriate form of the verb. Answers: • will be like • are you going to do • does the plane arrive • are going to have • is coming • will ring • is going to study • will go
Grammar Recall the sentences from the listening. • Where ____ we __________ (live) in 20 years’ time? • We ________________________(not, live) underground or in space. • We __________________ in houses and flats just as we do today. will be living won’t be living will be living Do Activity 1 on Page 6. Answers: 1. T 2. T 3. T 4. F 5. T
Grammar Q: 将来进行时的构成、用法？ Study: At nine o’clock tonight I will be doing my homework. In the year 3000 a lot of people will be living on space stations. Conclusion: 将来进行时由“shall/will+be+现在分词”构成；表示将来某个时刻或某段时间内发生的动作，常与特定的将来时间状语连用。
Q: 将来进行时还可以表示什么？ Study: You needn’t cook supper, Mum. I shall be cooking dinner tonight. Tom will be telling you about it this afternoon. 表示已经决定或安排要发生的动作或事情 表示预料中要发生的动作
Q: 一般将来时与将来进行时的区别？ Study: When will you finish the letters? When will you be seeing Mr White? Conclusion: 将来进行时表示对将来事实的简单陈述；一般将来时除表示时间概念外，还常带有感情色彩。
Grammar- Activity 2 on Page 6 Answers: • will, be using • will be spending • will be trying
Grammar- Activity 3 on Page 7 Answers: • will be doing • will be getting dressed • won’t be working • will be living • Will, be staying • will be lying
Grammar – Activity 4 on Page 7 Tell your partner what you will be doing… • at six o’clock this evening • at half past eleven this evening • this time tomorrow • this time next year
Practice Complete the sentences with an appropriate tense. • I ____________(have) my lesson in our classroom at 9 tomorrow morning. • -Would you like to go to our school to study next year? -I _______________(study) in Australia next year. 3. - I thought I had asked you to post the letter. - Oh, I’m sorry. I _____________ (do) it right now. will be having am going to study will do
HW Finish off the exercises about Grammar in Workbook.
Period 4 Module 1Life in the Future • Cultural Corner • Writing